Meetings of the Sacramento Orchid Society
Sacramento Orchid Society has FREE monthly meetings open to everyone. Plenty of free parking is available in the Odd Fellows Hall parking lot. Please DO NOT PARK at Chik-fil-A. Meetings are held the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 7 pm.
Annual plant auction following potluck dinner.
5 pm Doors open - bring your potluck item and plant donation
6 pm Dinner service
7 pm Auctioneer starts the bidding
The Odd Fellows Hall
1831 Howe Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
The Odd Fellows Hall is near the intersection of Howe and Alta Arden. It is nestled behind Cost Plus Imports and Chik-fil-A, next to Exotic Plants.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm for socializing, viewing the Show and Tell table, raffle ticket purchases, membership renewals, plant purchases, and AOS judging at the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center. Meetings typically adjourn by 9:00 pm but occasionally go as late as 9:30 pm.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO FIND AT A MEETING?
Meetings feature expert speakers from around the world that cover topics from greenhouse management to species culture to orchid propagation. Each meeting also includes a plant raffle, a Show & Tell table to display your blooming orchids, refreshments (desserts).
The "Plant Doctor" will be available prior to the meeting in the kitchen from 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm. Our AOS Judges have generously offered to provide this service while they are seque stered prior to their judging session. If you have an ailing plant in need of diagnosis, please bring it enclosed in a plastic zip-top bag to prevent any transmission of pests or diseases.
Plant Raffle: Our guest speaker often supplies plants for the evening's raffle table but we occasionally use other sources. This is a fantastic opportunity to obtain great plants at a very low cost! Raffle tickets cost $1.00 each You can earn FREE raffle tickets by bringing in plants for the show & tell table, for bringing in a dessert, or for helping in the kitchen.
Show & Tell: Our members bring plants to each meeting for display. This is an opportunity to brag and show off your personal achievements. For every plant you bring to Show & Tell, you receive one free raffle ticket which is put into a special drawing for the FIRST plant off the raffle table as an incentive to get people to bring plants in for show and tell.
Refreshments: Refreshments are provided by the membership on a sign-up basis (usually desserts). When you bring snacks to a monthly meeting, you receive two free raffle ticket.
Plant Sales Table: The plant sales table is provided for members to bring in extra plants from home that they wish to sell. This is an opportunity for all members to obtain nice orchid plants at very reasonable prices. The society collects 15% of the sale price of each plant.